TIPS & TRICKS ON CALIBRATIONS
Tips & tricks with sensor use.
THE MOST IMPORTANT TIPS FOR INSERTION AND ADHESION
Always rotate the sensor adhesion site.
• Sites near the navel
• Sites for insulin infusion
• Any manual insulin injection site
• Where the clothes can chafe or tighten
• Where the body bends a lot naturally
• Sites with scar tissue or hard tissues
Do NOT use skin preparation solutions for insertion, for example Cavilon. Local anaesthetic creams (e.g. EMLA) are OK.
Preparation before insertion can be done, and afterwards a bandage can be applied. The sensor should not be inserted through a dressing or bandage, for example Tegaderm.
Take care that you have clean and dry hands!
With a sensor start, calibration should be done when the pump requires it (about 2 hours after sensor start). The second calibration should be done within the next six hours.
• Minimum 1 time each 12 hours after day 1. (After calibration, a new 12 hour period starts)
• Calibration is recommended 3 – 4 times a day.
TIMING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FREQUENCY
Good calibration points are:
• When there is no arrow on the screen
• Before mealtimes
• Before bedtime
• Before insulin
• Before exercise
Clinical trials with sensor accuracy are only done with sensors in the stomach region and the buttocks1, so accuracy cannot be guaranteed if other sites are used.
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Want to share your tips? We are happy to hear. Contact us.1. Keenan DB, Mastrototaro JJ et al., Accuracy of the Enlite 6-Day Glucose Sensor with Guardian and Veo Calibration Algorithms. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2012;14:252-231.